The Oakland Education Week in Review: 8/5-8/12

Last week– the latest numbers on unhoused students, how SFUSD houses students at a school, the start of the school year with lots of new principals in new schools, and still looking for teachers, important parent perspectives, a historical look at OUSD, Mam is a language of growing importance, all that and much more, with…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 7/30-8/4

This week–a look at the latest data on college attendance from Oakland graduates, 20 new OUSD principals, an interview with local shero Lakisha Young, time to reform Prop 13, Mack’s new principal, school lunch program cuts and effects on our kids, a look at the Curry’s foundation, all that and more please read, share, and…


Tired of Oakland schools not being funded fairly? Us too. Take action today.

A guest post from Radhika Jit and GO Public Schools- we welcome community posts Proposition 13 reform is a 2020 ballot initiative that would close a corporate property-tax loophole and would bring in $45-50 million annually for Oakland public education. Current law allows a small number of large commercial property owners to avoid paying over…


Parents at the Center; A Rare and Encouraging Night of Community Engagement with OUSD

It was an encouraging night in Oakland.  Over a hundred parents filled the hall at Acts Full Gospel to have a real discussion with the top brass from OUSD on the state of the schools and the superintendent’s Community of Schools policy.  There were some heated debates, and real disagreements, but we came together as…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 4/1-4/7

All the Oakland Ed news from last week– continuing strike coverage, including the fact that the County still needs to sign off, parent stories of the challenges of choice, the Kaiser closure issue, celebrating the latest OUSD state champs in hoops, the changes at the OUSD budget office and how the County is stepping in,…